Archive for November 2011
Following a tweet of Pierre Joye yesterday I happened to stumble about Mikael Rogers blog post called “Apache considered harmful“. It’s not about the Apache server but the Apache Software Foundation, it’s inner workings and rules. It’s about how things are done and about how things could be done nowadays.
Now I can’t really speak about the ASF but I was struck by this one sentence.
For a moment, let’s put the git part of GitHub on the back burner and talk about the hub.
Write a script that tracks some values in Google Analytics per page. After a few previous attempts (and believe me there have been a lot more!) I finally found something that did exactly what I was looking for.
Google Analytics – Social Interaction Analytics!
You can do it with Event Tracking.
Yesterday I was toying a few ideas with a colleague. We were talking about platform strategies and how they could serve our business. Platform in this sense come down to service oriented architectures (SOA).
I instantly wondered: isn’t tying it all together a perfect use case for Symfony?
Maybe you have heard about Google Analytics Custom Variables. They are a cool feature that allows you to build freaky segmentations when you need it. Basically you can save a few key-values per page impression, visit or visitor.
But beware not to save too much.
You’ve probably been there as well. You said: Lets build a software that we use for all our clients. A big do-it-all CMS or similar. With every client project your software grows and gains cool features. New features that are attractive also to old clients.
They both use the same software but how can you get from one point in time to the other?
Open Source communities are amazing. Never experienced such a helpful and dedicated environment anywhere else. Despite scratching their own itches Open Source minded people tend to teach, answer and help other people and there’s no money involved.
I always try to get something of that mindset into corporate communities.. and fail.